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Measuring Environmental Degradation

Measuring Environmental Degradation

Developing Pressure Indicators for Europe

Edited by Anil Markandya and Nick Dale

Measuring Environmental Degradation is a unique book that provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of the key issues of environmental significance addressed as part of the Eurostat ‘Environmental Pressure Indicators Project’. The book is part of the ‘Towards Environmental Pressure Indicators for the EU’ (TEPI) series that has resulted from the project.

Introduction

Edited by Anil Markandya and Nick Dale

Subjects: environment, environmental sociology

Extract

to the contributors I AIR POLLUTION Professor Panos Papagiannakopoulos is the head of the Photochemistry and Kinetics Laboratory at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Crete in Greece. He has 20 years’ experience in the field of atmospheric chemistry. His field of expertise covers indoor and ambient air quality monitoring techniques, quality assurance in monitoring, development of new spectroscopic measurements and detection techniques, kinetics of fast reactions in the gas phase and photochemical processes in the atmosphere. He is the author of six books and of more than 30 publications in internationally refereed journals with over 100 citations. Bjarne Sivertsen graduated from the University of Oslo in 1969. He has more than 30 years’ experience as an air pollution meteorologist, specializing in boundary layer meteorology, turbulence and dispersion modelling and power plant and industrial siting. Mr Sivertsen has been responsible for several air quality investigations worldwide. He has carried out a number of environmental impact assessment studies and has been responsible for Nordic research on power production and air pollution impact. He has participated in the development of air quality surveillance and optimal abatement strategies in several countries and has performed regional emission inventories. He has given lectures on air pollution problems, air quality modelling and impact assessment in several countries. As an Associate Research Director at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), he has been involved in air quality planning, optimal abatement strategies, impact assessment analyses and air pollution screening. He has long experience in work...